Red

2006 Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Anjou-Saumur
  • Saumur-Champigny
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Cave fabian Does not like this wine: 62 points

    January 15, 2013 - Maybe (already!!) too late to be drunk but the wine was not good the first day and absolutely undrinkable and awful after one day despite the vacuum. Kind of bitter and acid. It was probably spoiled by a bacteria. But even the bottles drunken before where ok but not a 88 worth, maybe a 72.

    But the winemaker produces other great wines !

  • al-Zabba wrote:

    August 6, 2010 - Lean blackberry with healthy acidity manifesting in the form of slightly unripe mulberry tartness; Loire herbaciousness; lovely chalky tannins. Solid example of the comparatively quiet elegance of Loire Cab Franc. What an intriguing wine region, expressed wonderfully by a producer who is clearly in sync with the material matrix of his craft and its possibilities.

  • bcc725 wrote:

    April 14, 2010 - Consistent with previous....I look forward to the 2009 vintage. Love this wine.

  • jesus juice wrote:

    March 1, 2010 - pop and pour. both fruit and funk on the nose. wet leaf pile, red rope licorice, cherry and an intriguing smoky mint note. very bright attack on the palate, delivers a sleek vegatal and herbal experience seasoned with white pepper. a very savory wine. the rest is waiting patiently in a decanter. stay tuned.

  • bcc725 wrote: 89 points

    February 21, 2010 - Such a good bottle. Quite possibly the perfect, un-oaked, savoury red that is broadly available. Light, vegetal and clean herb nose which leads to glossed black raspberry and cherry like fruit in the mouth, and light mineral driven depth. Delicately medium bodied with acids showing wonderful high noted balance on a 10-15 second finish.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) 16.5 points

    (Domaine des Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny) This wine has a vibrant hue, with a moderately deep colour which is obviously youthful. On the nose there are touches of smoke, seashells and seasalt, along with complex raspberry and cherry fruit, as well as a little complex meat, particularly bacon. The palate is lean but full of flavour, quite sappy and juicy, mouthwatering in fact. This is in part due to a firm acidic structure, a nice grip and bite, and certainly a good coating of tannin on the finish. It has that lovely, stony, cherry-stone texture that makes good Saumur-Champigny so interesting to drink, but although exuberant and showing an attractive, rounded texture through the midpalate, it still has that reserved, fresh and flavoursome character. Very tasty.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine des Roches Neuves
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Anjou-Saumur
  • Appellation Saumur-Champigny

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  • In Cellars 41 (65%)
  • Consumed 22 (35%)

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